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The Ruining (2004)

Video  -  Horror  -  3 September 2004 (USA)
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The Troma Team is proud to present THE RUINING, a striking new work by filmmaker Chris Burgard. Filmed over ten years, The Ruining succeeds in echoing the grime and grit of late 70's and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Christopher Burgard ...
Cody Donner
David Turley ...
Dave Pyle
Robert A. Silverman ...
Henry (as Robert Silverman)
David Stratton ...
Joe Bob
Rachel Wagner ...
Megan Pyle
Michael Lawler ...
Natalie Hays ...
Sandra Donner (as Natalie Hayes)
Not Hasselhoff
Cali Lili Hauser ...
Phoebe (as Cali Hauser)
Bubba (as Patrick Wharburton)
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The Troma Team is proud to present THE RUINING, a striking new work by filmmaker Chris Burgard. Filmed over ten years, The Ruining succeeds in echoing the grime and grit of late 70's and early 80's horror cinema. Traditional family values are disturbingly challenged when two Los Angeles couples run into trouble on a remote mountain camping trip. Thirty years ago government drilling poisoned the water in a small town. Half of the town died. Those that are left are horribly addicted to psychedelic eggs bred by old Henry Behrens. When the strangers enter into his domain the stage is set for selective breeding and feeding of human flesh. Henry's 17-year-old daughter Becky is beautiful and thinks that she is a German shepherd. Written by Troma Entertainment

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Bubba: Let's cut his balls off.
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18 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought this from the Troma Studio Store and got Actium Maximus: War of the Alien Dinosaurs as a free DVD screener, so I figured one of the movies is bound to be good. Now maybe the only reason I think The Ruining is decent is because it was far, far, FAR better than the horrible film Actium Maximus, or maybe The Ruining is just a decent horror film. Now yes, the film really doesn't make all that much sense, but I somehow found it to be fairly entertaining. The quality of the film is truly awful however, and in an introduction by Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and the creator of the Toxic Avenger, he says how bad a lot of the footage was and how they tried to improve the quality, but it was bad. And that it was either no Ruining DVD, or a Ruining DVD with crappy quality. I guess you know which choice they chose. The first 20 minutes of the film has truly awful sound quality, and it looks like a 2 year old filmed it, but as the film goes on the quality improves and so does the film. It has some funny moments, like when a character shoots the truck and when a character is humping his best friend's wife. As the cover says, the "peanut butter scene" is pretty awesome and the best part of the film. Also, a young girl acting like a dog is kind of, I am still not positive on the whole plot, like these people in this town are addicted to eggs or something. My advice, don't try to understand the film, just try to enjoy it, and don't watch with high expectations. It is not Toxic Avenger, but it is better than Actium Maximus and Psycho A Go-Go.

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